In-House Retreat

April 23-24, 2021

7-9 pm Friday (doors open at 6:30 pm for check-in); 8 am – 3:30 pm Saturday

As daughters of the King, we are to be expectant, joyfully anticipate meeting Jesus, willing and desiring to be filled with Jesus through the Holy Spirit, and being transformed — LIVE FOR HIM.

Jesus meets us . . . to entirely fill us . . . for His purpose.

Beauty Instead of Ashes

2,000 years ago, Jesus walked this earth and touched people and they were changed.

According to the prophecies of Isaiah 61 those who touched Jesus exchanged beauty for ashes.

Jesus is still touching people with His remarkable touch, yet many do not experience it. We know about Jesus, but have we experienced Him and His
remarkable touch?

Want to?

It is an audacious claim that we can still experience Jesus’ touch and be so changed, but that is what God promised when He sent the Redeemer.

Come on retreat where we will ponder the old, old stories but in a new, new way. Jesus wants to touch your life and He will do it through the Bible stories. Sue Groh will bring these stories to life so that, Lord willing, you too will experience beauty instead of ashes.

Retreat Schedule

Friday Evening
7:00 pm Welcome and greeting
7:10 pm Worship
7:30 pm Session 1: Jesus fills our bucket for “love and acceptance”
8:45 pm Worship
9:00 pm Dismissal
8:00 am Coffee & Goodies; Fellowship time
9:00 am Worship
9:30 am Session 2: Jesus fills our bucket for “safety and security”
11:00 am Worship
11:30 am Lunch*
12:30 pm Worship
1:00 pm Session 3: Jesus fills our bucket for “value and significance”
2:15 pm Worship
2:45 pm Communion
3:30 pm Dismissal

*Lunch will be catered by Be Nourished Café in Scotia and will consist of a salad, grilled chicken, muffins, cookie & brownie. All food will be gluten-free and dairy free.


We are excited to have Sue Warden Groh as our speaker! Sue grew up in our area and attended Burnt Hills public school and First Presbyterian Church in
Schenectady. She then ministered alongside her husband serving churches in Connecticut and Wisconsin before moving back home in 2004.

Sue attended Faith Church for several years, teaching and mentoring women. A year ago, she and her husband moved to North Carolina to be near their three children and spouses, and 8 grandchildren.

Worship Leader

Lorena McCabe has a passion for music ministry and for helping others grow in their gifts and skills for the Lord! She grew up locally and has been leading worship since her teen years in youth group. She served as the Worship & Connections Director for Evangelical Friends Church of Newport in Rhode Island for four years, then returned to upstate NY in 2018. She has a background in Biology and now works for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Lorena volunteers in the worship and youth ministries at Faith, and also leads worship regularly for Celebrate Recovery at the Capital City Rescue Mission. Much of her free time is spent doing DIY home projects and exploring all things outdoors with her hubby and her doggie!